Charles Belfield spoke to the Newport News Warwick Chapter DAR portraying his ancestor John Belfield giving a personal account why he was fighting and about war experiences
The James Monroe Chapter had a float in the Warsaw Christmas parade: in the below photo are compatriots George Beckett as George Washington, troops Brennen, Charles Belfield and pending members Cayden and Colt Belfield.
Submitted by Charles Belfield
Continuing an annual tradition, the George Mason and George Washington Chapters had a joint meeting at the Mount Vernon Country Club to share some Christmas camaraderie and install their chapter officers. VASSAR 1st VP Pete Davenport installed the new officers of both chapters.
Below: George Mason Chapter Officers Installed (L to R): Ralph Lewis, Treasurer; Joe Dooley, Registrar; Robert Shumaker, Vice President; Ken Morris, President, Gene Thomas, Chaplain
Below: George Washington Chapter Officers Installed (L to R): Richard Rankin, Secretary; Tom Roth, Treasurer; Jay Henn, Vice President; Dave Thomas, President
On the left, Ernie Coggins, outgoing George Washington Chapter President, presents the Chapter President Insignia to Dave Thomas; on the right, outgoing George Mason Chapter President Pete Davenport presents the Chapter President Insignia to Ken Morris
At the December 5th meeting of the James Monroe Chapter #549, National Sojourners held at Shadwell Restaurant in Charlottesville, Dr. Christopher N. Sheap, a member of that Chapter and Past President of the Fort Harrison Chapter, VASSAR, presented Scott L. Fielding, President of the James Monroe Chapter with a NSSAR Certificate for U.S. Flag Retirement on behalf of the Fort Harrison Chapter in appreciation of the continued efforts of the James Monroe Chapter in properly disposing of worn American Flags. Submitted by Compatriot Christoper Sheap
02 Dec 2018 Virginia Beach, VA
The Virginia SAR Color Guard, commanded by Tidewater Region Commander Chris Melhuish, presented the colors at the opening of the Honor & Remember Banquet for Gold Star Families at the Founders' Inn in Virginia Beach. Chris Melhish and Jeff Brown of the Norfolk Chapter were joined by Michael Dennis, Charles Jameson, and Bill Schwetke of the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter. The Virginia SAR Color Guard has supported this worthy event for the past several years.
As part of the St. Andrews' Society of Washington, DC's annual Christmas Walk festivities, Compatriot Edgar Bates placed a wreath at the grave of Patriot William Hunter, buried in the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria. Below (L to R) Edgar Bates and Brian Mabry, President of the St. Andrews Society of Washington, DC
Eagle Scout Tyler Coenen was awarded a NSSAR Certificate of Recognition at a Court of Honor of BSA Troop 414 at Toano, VA Our Savior Lutheran Church on December 1, 2018. Tyler is only 14 years of age. When asked, he aspires to help other scouts achieve Eagle Scout rank. The certificate was presented by Harley Stewart, past-president of the Williamsburg Chapter. From left, Matthew Slack, Asst. Scoutmaster and chapter member; Tom Spalthof, Asst. Scoutmaster; Heath Richardson, Scoutmaster and Chapter Eagle Scout Chairman; Stewart. (The latter had not been in a fight – just some surgery.)
Submitted by: Harley Stewart
submitted by Leamon Duncan
On November 26, 2018, Compatriot Dave Button at the Provost's Staff Meeting presented to the Provost's Staff at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College a certificate for flying the flag lighted 24/7/365. The day-to-day maintenance of the flag is under the direct supervision of the NVCC Manassas Police force. The police force, represented by Officer Staslowski sees to it that the flag is flown in accordance with proper flag etiquette and is adjusted daily depending on proclamations of both the Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Virginia. To insure that the flag is properly displayed, the facilities staff under the direction of Mr. Dan Bieger,checks the physical condition of the lighting system, the halyard and the flag to insure that all are in appropriate operation and display condition.
In the photo below are the Provost's Staff from left to right: Ms. Nadine Moscosco, Dr. Diane Mucci, Dr. Molly Lynch (Provost), Ms. Jennifer Bartlett, Dr. Evette Hyder-Davis, Mr. Dan Bieger, Dr. Mark Kidd (Dean of Students), Mr. Lynn Bowers, Officer John Stasiowski, Ms. Lisa Branson, Ms. Essala Lowe, Ms. ThuyTien Ngo-Nguyen, Compatriot Dave Button, Colonel William Grayson Chapter, SAR..
Submitted by Dave Button.